Palatobaena bairdi Gaffney 1972 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Baenidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1972. The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 147(5):245-312

Belongs to Palatobaena according to W. G. Joyce and T. R. Lyson 2015

See also Bryant 1989, Estes 1976, Gaffney 1972, Hutchison and Holroyd 2003 and Lyson and Joyce 2009

Sister taxa: Palatobaena cohen, Palatobaena gaffneyi

Type specimen: YPM-PU 16839, a partial skull (a partially distorted right half of a skull). Its type locality is Cedar Point Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian fluvial-lacustrine siliciclastic in the Fort Union Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (5: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming collections)

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Montana)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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